Something From Nothing and a little bit of Everything!

The art of turning "good junk" into "great design"

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
William Morris, Hopes and Fears for Art (1882)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Spare Room Closet Makeover

So we have a very small "bedroom" in our house and it had a twin bed in it and a desk. Everything was feeling very cramped. I really wanted to make the room feel as big as it possibly could. The desk I have had for at least 4 years and it just isn't working anymore the drawers were very hard to open and it just doesn't fit the space. So I cleaned out the closet and I could NOT make myself take a picture of the before, it was just to crazy in there.
But this is a picture of the mayhem, literally. So my plan was to make an office out of the closet. I needed a shelf and something to use for a top of a desk. But as I don't work at home or spend time at a desk I decided that I really didn't need a work area like a desk. So I just decided to make it for storage with a drawer bin and a filing cabinet and some shelves.
First things first, green closet sorry you gotta go. I used some paint that I had from my hallway downstairs to save on cost. It's a little darker than the room colour but I feel it works really nice. Then I painted the top in a soft white.

I recovered the old shelf in a black, white, and cream drawer liner 
I found at the Dollarama.

Then I bought a shelf from Home Depot, I think it was like $16.97. Then I picked up two decorative brackets for $8.99 each.

 I also got 3 jars with stainless steel lids to put things like scissors, pens, erasers in.
When all was done I have much more room in my tiny room and also I get to just close the door on all my bills! Win win

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